Roles and Responsibilities

  • Course Leader for Introduction of risk management in banks (MSc)


Yizhe Dong, is Senior Lecturer (Associate Professor) in Banking and Business Economics at the University of Edinburgh Business School. Prior to joining Edinburgh, he worked for Aberdeen as an Associate Professor, for Aberystwyth University as a Lecturer and for Durham University as a post-doctoral fellow. He received his PhD from Loughborough University, MSc and MA from Cardiff University and Nottingham University, respectively, and BSc from South China University of Technology. 

Dong has co-organised a number of international conferences on the themes of:

  1. General finance and accounting
  2. Climate change, Climate investment and finance
  3. Risk management 
  4. Financial stability
  5. Microfinance and rural finance
  6. Entrepreneurial finance

He is currently serving as President of Chinese Economic Association (UK/Europe) and a Joint Editor of Journal of Chinese Economic and Business Studies and Associate Editor of European Journal of Finance. He also acted as a Guest Editor of European Journal of FinanceBritish Accounting Review, Journal of International Financial MarketsInstitutions & Money, Economic Modelling, China Economic Review, Finance Research Letters, Emerging Market Finance and Trade and Journal of Organizational and End User Computing.

Research Interests

His research interests lie in corporate finance and governance, credit risk assessment, ESG investing, climate risk and green finance, banking and financial institutions, Fintech, textual analysis in finance, and equity valuation.

Yizhe welcomes PhD applications from suitably qualified students to undertake the above-mentioned research areas. 

Research Area